Saturday, September 12, 2009

first day

Scenes from our first day of 3rd Grade...

I got up early to prepare for the day...I set out all the books, and G.'s favorite freshly sharpened pencils. I was super excited to set out Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School
I had bought it weeks before and kept it hidden away in anticipation of the first day of school. :)

When she sat down to eat her breakfast, she saw the book and "did a gasp" (as Junie B. would say) She said "Did you buy THIS?!" She has had her eye on it for a while. hee! hee!

It was a successful first day. I have quickly discovered G.'s favorite, and least favorite subjects already.
She LOVES Math and Science and whizzes right through her Math work. Spelling and Composition on the other hand...not so great! She despises taking her time to produce correct, neat handwriting. It is absolutely beautiful when she puts the effort in though. I'll have to share some of her compositions sometime.

Here are a couple of excerpt pages from Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School
I read a few pages aloud from it one night at dinner to help G. finish her Lentil Soup (she was having a hard time eating a new food as per usual) I could not contain my laughter and was in tears at one point! Hilarious stuff! These are three pages we all cracked up at. I hope you can read them, I know they are a bit small.
love 'Cause your mother will buy the cheapest backpack in the store and there is nothing you can do about that situation' bit. :) 

The bit about the potato she found on the way home one day is hilarious. David and I could not stop laughing! :) 
Oh, and she finished her whole bowl of lentil soup that night! YAY!


  1. That was wasteful of her, I believe ! Oh my ... that was hilarious !! Great book !!

  2. That is so sweet! I am happy that she likes reading as much as you do! My kids still have not gotten to that point....maybe it will happen?!
    I love freshly sharpened pencils as well, that is funny G. and I do have something in common :-)

  3. wow, i don't know why i haven't been on here in a while. i was probably assuming that everyone else was slacking on their blog like i have been! ;) but you have been busy!!
    i LOVE junie b. jones!! when i was in high school and garrett & audrey would check them out from the library, i would read them out loud in the car and the whole family would be in tears from laughing so hard! hilarious! :) Jonas like them now too.


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